In addition to the numerous free creative writing workshops we provide to unheard New Yorkers, NYWC offers a limited number of workshops open to the general public. Funds raised through these workshops support the rest of our programming.
Wednesday Afternoon Workshops – Fort Greene, Brooklyn
An ongoing workshop, meeting every Wednesday at 80 Hanson Place
Meeting Times: Wednesdays @ 12:30-2:30 PM
No advance sign-up is necessary. First come, first served; the workshop will be capped at 25 participants. There will be a very gently suggested donation of up to $10 per workshop, but no one will be turned away. All are welcome to attend for free!
The 80 Arts Building is easily accessible by most major train lines. Nearby trains include 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R to Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street, C to Lafayette Avenue, and G to Fulton Street. This workshop location is minutes from lower Manhattan. Click here for more info and directions.
Tuesday Night Workshop - Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Led by Aaron Zimmerman at 80 Hanson Place, 4th floor.
January 29 thru April 2
Meeting Time: 7:15 – 9:30 PM
10 weeks, $400
Aaron Zimmerman is Founder and Executive Director of NY Writers Coalition. He has been leading creative writing workshops since 1997 and in that time, he has worked with hundreds of writers of all genres, ages and backgrounds. He has an MA in Creative Writing from City College. His novel, By The Time You Finish This Book You Might Be Dead (Spuyten Duyvil, October 2003), was selected by Poets & Writers as a “New and Noteworthy” book. His fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous literary magazines.
Tuesday Night Workshop – Gramercy Park, Manhattan
Led by Margaret Lubalin
April 9 thru May 28
Meeting Time: 7:15 – 9:30 PM
8 weeks, $320
Margaret Lubalin has been a copywriter and advertising Creative Director for over 20 years. She is also a poet, book artist and general life observer. Margaret has taught writing and book-making classes at the Society of Scribes, The Ink Pad and in the Reading Program at P.S. 96. For the past two years she’s lead a NYWC writing workshop at Inwood House, a residence for pregnant teens. Margaret studied creative writing at The New School, in a variety of writers groups and at the New York Writers Coalition. She has authored and self-published two books of poetry, Openings and Harvest,
Workshops take place at Margaret’s home in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan. To register, call 212-689-5525 or email email@example.com
Monday Afternoon Drop-in Workshop – Brooklyn Public Library – Central Branch
An ongoing workshop, meeting every Monday at BPL Central (10 Grand Army Plaza) beginning January 14, 2013
Meeting Time: Monday @ 3:00-5:00 PM
No advance sign-up is necessary. First come, first served; the workshop will be capped at 25 participants. All are welcome to attend for free! Click here for directions.
About NYWC Workshops
Join us for writing and sharing work in a supportive and respectful environment. Writers of all genres and levels of experience welcome. No prior writing experience is necessary. The workshop method is designed to reduce competition amongst writers and allows writers of all backgrounds, ages, experience levels and genres to work together to grow as writers. Workshop size is limited to ensure that each member receives enough time and attention.
Workshop participants write during the workshop and receive positive, supportive feedback. We do not critique brand new writing, because the writer has not yet had a chance to read or revise it. In addition, it is assumed that all writing done in the workshop is fictional. Workshop leaders also write as part of the group, providing a model for taking risks and showing vulnerability in a group setting. These guidelines ensure that participants feel safe to write and read aloud even the riskiest material.
Writers are given the freedom to find and strengthen their individual and unique voices as well as to experiment with form, style and new genres. In addition, the workshop provides a structure for writers to produce new work on a regular basis.